City of Muskegon
City Commission Worksession
February 13, 2006
City Commission Chambers
1. Point of Sale Inspection Presentation by Regional Inspection LLC. (Davis)
Pat Hall from Regional Inspection, LLC. Gave a PowerPoint presentation
on the point of sale inspections and what their organization offers.
2. Youth Recreation Center – Smith Ryerson Facility. (Matt Kolkema)
Matt Kolkema and Emilio Trejo gave the commission an overview of their
request to provide a safe place for young people to go to learn the life
skills needed to achieve success; where mentors help them develop
leadership qualities and work ethic and where stewardship and education
are stressed. Muskegon Recreational Center would like to be located in
the Smith Ryerson Community Building. City Commission asked staff to
be prepared to give a report on past uses and recommendation f or future
uses at the March worksession.
3. Ferry Terminal Funding. (Mazade)
City Manager Mazade gave an overview to city commission. Joe Bailey
also explained the request and answered questions. Manager Mazade
suggestions options for the commission regarding this request.
4. GEAR UP Grant Information. (Slaughter)
Representatives the School District explained to commission their request.
City Commission gave staff the go ahead on this grant application.
5. Sale of City owned Duplex/Townhouse at 1174-1184 Wood. (Griffin)
Wil Griffin explained the details of the purchase of this duplex and that it
would be two rental units.
6. News Article “There’s a promising future”. (Wierengo)
Commissioner Wierengo asked Commission to read this article as a FYI.
7. Sewer Backup Claim. (Finance)
Beth Lewis explained the request to the City Commissioners. Bob Kuhn
also explained to them what he thought was the cause.
Motion by Carter, seconded by Spataro, to approve the payment of the
claim as recommended by the Risk Authority.
Yeas: 6 Nays 0 Motion Passed
8. DN R Trust Fund Grant Applications. (Mazade)
Manager Mazade gave commissioners an overview of his request. He
reported that projects must be selected for the Application and that the
applications are due in March.
9. Vehicles for Hire Ordinance. (Kleibecker/Kundinger)
Clerk Kundinger and Public Safety Director Kleibecker gave commission an
update of how the ordinance was prepared and that discussions with both
the Wakefields and owners of the Great Lakes Shuttle were held to get
their input. Mr. & Mrs. Wakefield asked to have color schemes for taxis as
part of the ordinance, and after discussion by commission this was not
added to the proposed ordinance.
10. Final Amendments to 2005 Budget. (Paul)
Finance Director Tim Paul reviewed the final amendments with the City
11. Any other business.
Manager Mazade asked Commission to review suggested projects for the
Build Michigan III Funds. A list of those were passed out to members of
12. Adjournment. The meeting was adjourned at 8:13 p.m.
Gail A. Kundinger, MMC